A Political and Literary Forum
Turning a blind eye to the realities of racial injustice, the highly orchestrated right-wing attacks cast a body of scholarship about race in the law as a great threat to American society.
David Theo Goldberg
Culture still doesn’t explain poverty
Our penal system, with its black tinge, constitutes a profound racial injustice. But is it a new form of Jim Crow?
James Forman, Jr.
Marriage has not been one unchanging institution over time. Features that once seemed essential and indispensable proved otherwise.
Nancy F. Cott
It's time to rethink the concept of the "inner city."
An eminent medical historian discusses two major, blatantly unethical studies the U.S. government conducted on syphilis patients in Guatemala and Alabama.
Can mobile phones make a miracle?
Jenny C. Aker, Isaac M. Mbiti
Albie Sachs’s The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.
The uses of anti-Semitism in Chávez’s Venezuela.
Claudio Lomnitz, Rafael Sánchez
How much can schools improve the life prospects of children growing up in poor neighborhoods?
Policy wonks, patronage, and the possibilities of the grassroots
Rereading LeRoi Jones’s The Dead Lecturer.
How post-racial was Obama’s victory?
Stephen Ansolabehere, Charles Stewart III
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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